The city’s downtown soon will be graced with this year’s edition of ECo-Motion interactive street sculptures. The new sculptures will be unveiled with a downtown street-side public reception Friday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

ECo-Motion grew from earlier projects placed in the downtown area. Interactive sculptures made by local artists on the sidewalks engaged pedestrians young and old and added to the enjoyment of visiting Belfast. Waterfall Arts now oversees the project with support from the City, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Our Town Belfast and business sponsor Eastern Tire and Auto Service in Rockland. This year’s sculptures are made from recycled bicycles (or their parts) to encourage physical activity and inter-activity, as well as to promote exciting art and design.

In a juried process, artists and designers submitted proposals earlier this year and were selected by a committee in terms of creativity, originality and family-friendly public viewing.  New installations include work by Christine Dentremont, Cy Klausmeyer, Paul and Owen Cartwright, Mike Hurley and Patrick and Vincent Plourde. Maps of the street sculpture locations will be available at the reception and throughout the summer.

For more information, call Waterfall Arts at 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.